ERGONOMICS RISK ASSESSMENT

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INTRODUCTION TO ERGONOMICS RISK ASSESSMENT

The prime objective of ergonomics assessment is PROACTIVE prevention. Finding the causes of ergonomics risks and taking steps to control or eliminate it can help prevent bodily pains and serious accidents from happening in the future. Accidents can rarely be attributed to a single cause. Work environment, job constraints, and supervisory or worker experience can all play a part. These factors must be examined to determine what role each had in causing the workers’ discomforts and workplace accidents.

Once the causes are established, precautions must be identified and implemented to prevent a recurrence. Investigators must always keep in mind that effective ergonomics assessment means fact-finding, not fault-finding.

This course provides an ideal approach to eliminate or minimize workers injuries, bodily pains and workplace accidents – not only meeting OSHA 19914 recommendations, but also promoting good and safe practices in any situation.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

The course is aimed at increasing the knowledge and confident level of OSH team or workers who are expected to be more efficient and able to perform ergonomics risk assessment.

At the end of attending and participating in this value-added course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the principles of ergonomics and ergonomics assessment.
  • Define the hazards and risk management principles
  • Apply the requirements contained in the Section 15 and Section 24 respectively of OSHA 1994.
  • Perform step-by-step methodologies for ergonomics risk assessment.
  • Appreciate the principal requirement of liability insurance, recording and ergonomics statistics

 

COURSE CONTENT

  • Introduction to Ergonomics, The Regulations – OSHA 1994 and Employers/Employees Responsibilities.
  • Current issues, statistics on Health and Safety, major concerns
  • Role and Responsible of Employers and Employees
  • Ergonomics in the context of Occupational Safety and Health Act 1994 (OSHA 1994)Benefits of implementing
  • Ergonomics – Ringgit & Sense Issues
  • Ergonomic related Workplace Hazards And Assessment Techniques
  • Type of Hazards, Risks and Potential Accidents
  • Ergonomic Hazard Identification Methods
  • Unsafe Acts, Unsafe Conditions & Root Cause
  • Workstation related hazards and risks
  • Body Part Symptoms Survey
  • Hazard Identification Process – BPSS
  • Sources and Symptoms of Ergonomics Hazards to Employees and Workplaces
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) and Body Pains
  • Manual Handling, Repetitive Work, Excessive Lifting, Poor/Awkward Postures
  • Prolonged Sitting vs. Prolonged Standing, Back pains
  • Workplace Ergonomics Assessment (REBA and RULA)

 

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